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Old 04-22-2014
dwalker dwalker is offline
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Here is my .02. I have started using the Triswim brand cleanser/conditioners. The other thing I don't do is taking a hot shower before or after swimming. Hot water will open the pores which I believe helps the chlorine/chemicals remain on the body. Try and take as cool/cold of a shower as you can and get the hair washed first, don't let it drain over your body. This has really helped my itchy skin post swim.
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Old 05-25-2014
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I was being driven crazy by this last year. I did some research and came across a suggestiojn to take cool/cold showers afterwards. No problem anymore.

In addition to getting rid of the itch cold showers are good for driving circulation deep into muscles and joints. Footballers and other athletes often have ice-baths after exercise!

Cold showers are a bit of a shock to the system for the first few moments but then the feel fine. I rinse myself thoroughly until I acclimatise, wash out my stuff, and then wash myself thoroughly all with the cold water. After getting out of the pool my circulation is humming along so I find that comes through after I stop and I feel good. I do have the advantage of sauna after all that though but a hot shower to warm up works as well.

I was using all kinds of pH neutral soaps etc before but now just use the stuff provided on the wall dispensers! No more itch

It's a rule that after coming out of the pool you have to shower first before sauna. I got a rash my first time and was told that was because I didn't shower off enough before hand so the chlorine was activated by the heat. I think the same physics holds for any warming up after the pool.

It seems that the chlorine is absorbed into the top layer of skin. Cold showers suck out the warmth and the warm substances with it. On the other hand, heating the skin generates more blood flow which absorbs the chloline deeper and results in irritation.
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Old 06-26-2014
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When I go for a run after a swim, I feel like I "sweat" out the chlorine. My skin feels less itchy and irritated. Even if it is just a mental thing, at least I'm getting another workout.....
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Old 08-09-2014
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When we spend lot of time in water like swimming then we got the problem of itchy skin. we can use skin lotion after swimming this is good cure to get rid from itchy skin.
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Old 10-05-2015
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Personally, I believe it comes down to a complete shower prior to entering the pool to clean the skin, then another shower using ample amount of good shampoo and soap to clean the skin again. I agree that a good moisturizing body wash is a great product to use. Obviously rinse well.
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Old 01-24-2016
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I had a similar issue last year. I would come out of the swimming pool with my skin covered in red patches. It was horrible, and nothing seemed to help. The right solution for me was to get in a quality swimsuit - proswimwear has a great choice.
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Old 02-22-2016
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I'm a new swimmer as of January 2016 and this problem immediately popped up for me. First I tried SwimSpray and found it helps a lot but is terribly inconvenient to use because of the number of squirts you have to use to get your whole body covered(40!!!).

I just ordered another product with the same ingredients called TrimSwim Body Wash in hopes it works as well and is more feasible for the after-swim shower!
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Old 05-04-2017
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Default Proper Cleaning of Swim wear

It is important to observe personal hygiene while enjoying your swim especially if you got sensitive skin problems. Thorough cleaning of your body with a PH7 soap is important. How about your swimwear? It is advisable that you send it to a professional Laundry Service Provider to wash it at least once a week using the proper washing liquid to remove the lotion, sunscreen and the dead skin cells that were left on your swimwear. Improper cleaning of the swimwear will generate time for the exponential growth of bacteria on the swimwear and some of the tell tails signs are black mold spots seen at the edges of the swimwear. It is important to use dermatologically tested and pH-balanced biodegradable cleaning detergent where it may not be easily available off the shelves in the supermart.
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Old 10-18-2017
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Hi there, I used to clean my body after swimming and I think everyone should follow this.
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